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Sep 16, 2010 4:30am PDT
>> could changing attitudes towards marijuana use be fueling more illegal drug use? i will you about a new survey coming out today. >> living on top of high risk gas pipelines. see the east bay neighborhood at risk and what's being done to keep you this thursday, september 15th today in the east bay. >> are good morning. it's 4:30 and let's get started with rob who has a quick look at the forecast. >> starting off in the east bay, we have 60 degrees in oakland and the wind is east at 3 with patchy low clouds and we will see the weather headlines playing out similar to yesterday. clouds and inland sunshine, but the headline is what's happening towards the weekend. still a chance of showers moving into the bay area. the forecast towards the trivalley, mid 50s through breakfast time and towards lunchtime, upper 70s as you head out to pleasanton and livermore with highs in the 80s. more clouds in the weekend especially saturday evening into sunday. plan on scattered showers north of san jose. now for a check of the commute let's go over to mike. >> we may or may not see a live shot
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Sep 8, 2010 4:00am PDT
potts joins us from washington with more on how the president plans to rescue the economy. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. today the president will deliver that speech in a state where one of his harshest critics is from, republican leader john boehner, and from a region that's been hit hard by unemployment. the president's expected to urge congress to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy, individuals earning over $200,000 and couples over the $250,000. plus, he wants to spend $50 billion on transportation projects and create $200 billion in business tax breaks, allowing small businesses to write off capital investments next year, giving them more cash to hire new workers. >> we're talking investments in tomorrow that are creating hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs right now. >> all of it paid for by ending tax breaks for big companies. republicans say it's the wrong approach. >> i don't think the american people want any more stimulus spending coming out of washington. we need to get our arms around the out-of-control spending. >> it's a pro-business agen
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Sep 16, 2010 5:00am PDT
and weather, thursday, september 16th on today in the bay. . >>> thanks for joining us. >> it is straight up 5:00. we want to get you going with a look at the forecast. >> we are off to a nice start with patchy fog that could slow the commute around the peninsula in san francisco. temperatures heading to the afternoon with 70s and 80s inland. low clouds around 4:00 and now let's check in with mike. >> a little slowing on 680 northbound. reports of a deer or another large animal that has to be clear friday the lanes. stay over to the left. chp will roll the traffic break. if it's a quick fix, we will let you know if they have to close lanes. we know about surface streets. ash bury drive regarding an investigation of a shooting involving a police officer. that will be closed, but the access to the freeway is clear. no major slowing, but a blip out of antioch. we will watch for any other slowing that develops. back to the desk. >> profit for example people's pain. believe it or not, scammers are pretending to be victims and taking free food and aid from the people who really need it. bob redell,
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Sep 20, 2010 6:00am PDT
morning to you. the idea is that you can pay up if you want to get there faster. solo drivers can use the express lane and this is for carpoolers. now if you are a solo driver and you are tired of sitting in traffic, maybe a little bit late, you can decide whether the cost is worth it to you. this runs on southbound 680 from pleasanton to milpitas. there three entry points and we will tell you the price. from 30 cents to $6. you pay using your fast track tran responder. this is new for the area and a spokesman said he knows there will be a learning curve. >> this is new for northern california. it will take time for people to understand how it works. during that process, people get it fast. mostly it's the same people driving. they will learn it and it's a great thing for bay area commuters. >> the chp is ready with extra enforcement as well. solo drivers would get ticketed if they are in the carpool lane. they are using their own tran responder reader to make sure that the solo droifrs are legitimately in the lane. if not, if you are caught doing it, the usual rules apply and the tic
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Sep 7, 2010 6:00am PDT
is for this morning's commute. >>> time is now 6:00. it is a back to work tuesday this week after many of us enjoyed a long labor day weekend. thank you very much for waking up with us, i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm garvin thomas. ria has a quick look at the forecast. >> things will be cooling down today. right now, mid 50s. but there is some drizzle ahead in the forecast. i'll have all the details coming up in a bit. >>> the man accused of shooting a fremont police officer is set to appear in an alameda superior court today. christie smith is like in oakland with what's ahead in court for andrew barrientos. good morning. >> reporter: he is expected to answer to the ten felony charges against him including attempted murder. and the stakes are high in this. if andrew barrientos is convicted on all the counts, he could face life in prison. now, investigators say barrientos admitted shooting an officer but says he didn't know the victim was, in fact, police officer todd young of the fremont police department. police say the 20-year-old fired ten shots at plainclothes police officers part of a major crime ta
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Sep 28, 2010 4:30am PDT
. some of us will see a cool down, but in the east bay that's not going to happen. 96 degrees at noon and 96 in livermore and 95 in concord and 90 in fremont. the forecast highs, we will see a sea breeze, but inland it's going to be another hot day. 102 in fairfield and 105 in livermore and 102 in concord. we should see a cool down and thankfully it is coming sooner rather than later. i couldn't turn down the heat too much. >> it would be a good day to spare the air, but you don't want to ride your bike in the heat. >> we want to find alternate transportation, but lower the activity because of the air quality. we will focus on the people who are stuck. you have a van that got sideways. no injuries reported. one lane is blocked as you head through oakland. westbound is the morning commute that takes effect in about a half hour. looking nice right now and eastbound we have the construction in towards livermore out of pleasanton. no major slowing and 680 we will see the slowing over towards the express lane. even though it approaches, you have seen clear traffic south of the entrance. >>
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Sep 7, 2010 4:00am PDT
his plan yesterday to use the infrastructure to put americans on track and back to work building rail ways and roads. they wasted no time blasting the proposal as the gop blamed the president for putting the country in reverse. tracie potts joins us from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the poll numbers show we're not satisfied with the economy, not satisfied with the president who is trying to fix it. president obama says he has a new plan that will put americans back to work. the white house says it's not a stimulus but the idea is similar, $50 billion for infrastructure, fixing 150,000 miles of roads, 4,000 miles of rail, 150 miles of runways and building a new air traffic control system. >> anybody want more delays at airports? >> no! >> no, i didn't think so. >> president obama says it will create jobs and won't cost a dime of borrowed money. >> this is a plan that will be fully paid for. it will not add to the deficit over time. >> republicans attacked saying americans are skeptical about more spending. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says they're stil
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Sep 3, 2010 6:00am PDT
live in pittsburg, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> all right. thanks for sorting it out for us. >>> more pictures of valdemoro a week before his death. police took these pictures on august 22nd after their report that they had to take on a fight between valdemoro and 73-year-old ricardo sales and his son frederick. valdemoro accused sales of interfering with his relationship with his girlfriend. valdemoro had bruises on his face after that attack. >>> employees of devon salon and spa where valdemoro's girlfriend worked will be holding a memorial for her tonight. they'll gather to remember her at 7:00. police say valdemoro strangled the 46-year-old mother in her car. the memorial will be at glenn cove shopping center in vallejo. count on nbc bay area news on air and online for continuing coverage of the killing spree. >>> a federal investigation is under way this morning into what caused a plane to plunge into a redwood shores lagoon killing three people. kimberly tere is live this morning in redwood city. kimberly, federal ajgents will have a lot of witnesses to talk to. >> tha
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Sep 16, 2010 4:00am PDT
for holding up his tax plan to prop up small businesses and the middle class. nbc's tracie potts joins us live now from capitol hill. good morning. >> good morning. republicans are digging in, not all of his own party members are on board. and all of this less than two months before a key election. how to win a tax fight and an election. first, solidify the base. >> don't forget who is standing with you and who is standing against you. >> reporter: then put pressure on your opponents. >> we simply don't have time any more to play games. >> reporter: extending tax cuts to americans earning over $250,000 has become the lightning rod for a nasty partisan fight heading into november. more than two dozen democrats now disagree with president obama. republicans aren't wavering. >> republicans are united. no tax increases on nobody. >> reporter: even house leader john boehner who suggested sunday he might support the president is now backing off. >> if that is your only option, as you said sunday, would you vote -- >> i want to extend all of the current tax rates -- >> reporter: tuesday's primary app
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Sep 24, 2010 6:00am PDT
towards the weekend today in the bay. >> good friday morning and thanks for joining us. >> in for laura this morning, we want to get right to jennifer and rob with the forecast. >> we are talking about very hot temperature this is weekend. out the door it feels great in the 40s and 50s and 50s at 8:00 a.m. lots of sunshine forecast and temperatures in the 80s in the east bay by noon. in the 90s by 4:00. 78 degrees in san francisco and 85 in redwood city. if you like the heat, you like the forecast i have coming up. >> if it looks like the state may finally have a budget deal. scholarship money and senior services and all state offices like the dmv, parks and roads are tied up because of the process. christie smith is live in oakland with more on when we might see a breakthrough. christie? >> reporter: good morning. the governor spokesman said lawmakers will work through the weekend in sacramento and hope to have a deal hammered out as early as monday. the state has been able to pay most of the bills while this is going on. state law prevents some checks from going out without a budge ne
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00am PDT
in santa rosa. at noon the warm upstarts. most of us reaching the 70s. the city will be at 87. at 4:00, a bit breezy and that's the sea breeze for the inland areas. coming up, a hot weekend forecast. possibly seeing triple-digit temperatures. >> getting warm out there. new this morning, it's a tense morning for families forced out by a new gas leak. this comes on the two-week anniversary of the san bruno explosion. christie smith is live in orinda with what's going on out there this morning. christie? >> good morning. i have new information for you. i just got off the phone with the city manager who is on scene and told me that pg&e capped the gas leak. natural gas is not leaking anymore in the downtown area. it's still not a clear scene. here's what we know. it was about 11:15 last night and an outside contractor was work on a paving project near mo raga way and a back hoe hit a gas line. there were reports that this was a six-inch gas line and neighbors in about a dozen homes were evacuated, but it was actually a two-inch gas line. people were allowed back home quickly. for now, n
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Sep 17, 2010 4:30am PDT
, september 17th, today in the bay. >> per good morning. 4:30 and thanks for waking up with us early. let's start with rob with a look at a cool forecast. >> over the next couple of days, temperatures will be cooling off and it's muggy outside in the east bay. 63 degrees in oakland and mist falling with the low clouds amount of quick check with 67 degrees to start off the morning and the golden gate bridge commute with fog towards the peninsula. that shows you we have action towards the northwest. that aims in just to the north of the ukiah and itville showers to the south. around dublin, 78 degrees and pleasanton to 82 and livermore to 82. east bay locations like richmond and oakland in the 70s. pleasant hill will be in the 80s and pitsburg is 82. the first half of the weekend is looking drier. sunday plan on a few showers to see what you can plan on for the friday commute. here's mike. >> hopefully we are planning on friday light, but muggy or not, some folks decided to go for a walk. three to five juveniles are walking along 880 at the 92 interchange and now chp is talking about holdin
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Sep 20, 2010 4:30am PDT
towards the grade. we are following something you have for us new this morning. >> solo drivers new this morning on 680. we will have the option of hopping into the carpool lane if they are willing to pay for the privilege. headed southbound for about 14 miles between pleasant ton 1k3 milpitas. kristi smith with how this new change and new lane will change your commute. >> good morning. this will definitely move your commute along. you want to get ready and if you want to use it, you have to pay up. estimates are from 30 cents to $6. the lanes are operating at about 5:00 this morning. in about 30 minutes. this is the first of its kind. it has been functioning in southern california for quite a while and other parts of the country. the existing carpool lane is converted with new stripes that detail specific entry and exit points. you pay with your fast track tag and this is electronic. there no toll booths or a need to slow down. the average toll is expected to be about $4 to $6. the price would tell you how much it would be to mission street or all the way down. regular koor poolers
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Sep 23, 2010 4:30am PDT
's coming towards us from hayward and you will see construction marked there. no slowing through the scene from davis up to 90. you might find a lane blocked, but from the same angle, the headlights are moving and we don't see anything visible from the coliseum, but not as far south as the marina. northward as far as that maze. east shore freeway, no delays. no overnight wind advisory for the bridge itself, but we have surface street issues that might affect highway 24. more important than traffic, that's the bigger issue. i will handoff to you. >> new this morning, tensions running high in one community where crews working to cap a gas leak that leaked for some families out of their home overnight. christie smith is live in orinda with the latest on the leak. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. pg&e crews are out here working hard to cap this leak, but it's not capped yet. the entire downtown area of orinda is cordoned off. we see fire trucks and yellow tape around ba raga way. a heightened sense of concern after what happened in san bruno. i spoke with the city manager who told me w
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Sep 29, 2010 4:30am PDT
to start to cool us down. once that comes onshore we'll notice those temperatures getting much cooler. probably colder as we get towards the end of the week. noon temperature 74 fremont, 84 livermore and 64 in san francisco. >>> let's turn to mike starting off on the nimitz. >> surprise. something going on on the nimitz overnight. we had an accident right around high street. chp has just been notified they need to assist caltrans in picking some of the cones up northbound at 23rd heading through downtown but that means the construction zone there is clearing up. we'll take a look at more construction on the maps, eastbound 580 approaching the interchange, foothill to hacienda, one construction zone blocking two lanes there and another construction zone just as you're heading over towards pleasanton and livermore and more construction heading towards airway. those are picking up before 6:00 a.m. and the commute route westbound and that's not a problem right now. we'll follow the commute as it builds through the east bay. >>> this heat wave turning the commute into a sticky and uncomfor
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Sep 22, 2010 5:00am PDT
, on "today in the bay." >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm brent cannon. straight up 5:00. just turned 5:01. we want to check in with jennifer hill who is in for rob this morning. >> it's breezy outside and cool outside for the first day of fall. we're forecasting temperatures only in the 50s at the 8:00 a.m. hour. not seeing a lot of clouds around. if you're heading out for lunch it will warm up to the 70s and 80s. 71 in fairfield, only 62 in san francisco. coming up, a warm weekend is in the forecast. >> all right, jen, we'll look for that. also those breezy conditions could mean you could get caught in a gust crossing over the water. we're watching 101 heading out of san jose into morgan hill at bailey avenue. report of an accident maybe still in lanes. no major slowing. most folks heading north into san jose starting about now. the roadways are moving nicely. there are your speeds. we have that construction zone marked on 101 with that repaving project that's going on but it sounds like most of the major construction is coming to an end so all
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Sep 22, 2010 6:00am PDT
-day forecast, we'll show you the big, warm hot weekend that's in store for us. >> thanks, jennifer. >>> 6:00 right now. new this morning, state budget negotiations headed to southern california today. state senate pro tem darrell steinberg is flying to governor schwarzenegger's home near los angeles. the governor stayed homesick from negotiations the last two days. negotiations are set to begin at 1:00 p.m. it's been 84 days since the budget was due. >>> new this morning, it's a soggy start for families in one east bay city. they are dealing with another big water main break this morning, the second in a week. christie smith was the first news crew on the scene this morning. she is live in pleasant hill and has the latest on the overnight screenup efforts. >> reporter: good morning to you. we were the first ones here and i have to say the crews are working hard, but it looks like things are kind of the same as when we arrived. but i can say that one lane here on morello southbound is open for traffic and that was important to crews working out here this morning. now, earlier the entire st
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Sep 29, 2010 5:00am PDT
morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm brent cannon. the time is 5:01. we want to check in with jennifer hill and take a look at still a pretty warm day but we're headed to the cooler section now. >> yes, finally we're sliding down and getting some cooler air coming into the region. also some reports of low clouds. yes, some clouds are back and high clouds down around santa cruz. 69 degrees the forecast temperature in oakland, 75 in santa rosa. 83 in fairfield. instead of the 90s happening at noon, they'll happen at 4:00. 94 in livermore, 80 in san rafael. san francisco getting the cooldown early with a 68-degree temperature and 75 in santa cruz. coming up we'll take a look at the weekend outlook. >> that's a pretty big change temperaturewise. we have a change on the roadway not quite so significant but a rolling traffic break starting around the coliseum heading up through downtown and ending by about 23rd, maybe up towards broadway because they're picking up cone zones on the northbound side. southbound side construction likely to pick up the next
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Sep 30, 2010 4:00am PDT
constituents may be most frustrated by what congress did not get done. nbc's tracie potts has more for us from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, they got out without making a decision on the tax cuts. democrats want to extend them for the r for the middle class. republicans want to extend them for everyone. that decision now pushed back until after the election. in the house, 39 democrats side with republicans on that vote to adjourn without dealing with taxes. but there was a flurry of activity several items approved, including a 9/11 victims compensation fund that will be reopened and the government will also pay for health care for ground zero workers. that had been opposed, saying it was another big $7 billion entitlement program. a temporary spending bill was passed. the government's fiscal year ends today. temporary spending bill will allow the government to continue operate for another two months, and some major changes coming to nasa. the space shuttle program and the space station will continue, but the constellation program sending astronauts back to the moo
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Sep 22, 2010 4:30am PDT
be enjoying quite a bit of sunshine and warm us up to 70 in concord, 71 in livermore, 67 in san jose, 62 at noon. so is the first day of fall that comes this evening at 8:00, it's going to feel more like summer as we head toward the end of the week. 69 degrees at 4:00 in fremont, 73 in livermore and we're looking at 68 degrees. so with the seven-day forecast here, a little cool today. we're forecasting temperatures right in the mid-70s as we look at the east bay. by the time we hit the weekend, forecast highs making it back into the 90s for the first weekend of fall. it kind of seems counter intuitive, doesn't it, scott. >> it does. great way to start fall. >>> mike joining us with some construction. >> we also have a warning if you're heading from the east bay to the city or vice versa. the bay bridge, the upper deck, jen is talking about the cooldown and clear conditions at the bridge ichtself but the cama is shaking from the winds. chp has issued an advisory for that upper and lower deck for the winds there. we'll follow this as well as construction. yes, northbound 880 between high s
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Sep 24, 2010 4:00am PDT
november. incomes's tracie potts joins us with the latest. good morning, tracie. >> reporter: good morning. the international is confirming what we heard from nancy pelosi and the house, they will not deal with the tax issue until after november's election, after you go to vote. senate majority leader harry reid say they go sat down with democrats in the senate but couldn't work out an idea of how they would proceed with this in the senate. the idea here is whether or not to preserve the bush tax cuts for everyone or just for the middle class and let taxes go up on the wealthy. it's a political hot potato. not one democrat seems to want to touch this before everyone goez to the polls. they backed a small business bill, now going to the president's desk. $30 billion to set up a new fund for small businesses to get loans so that they can expand, so they can hire people. the gop called this a bailout and they've got a new plan going into november calling it their pledge to america. reduce tax cuts and make them permanent for everyone. >> tracie potts, thank you. >>> once again, the iranian pr
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Sep 6, 2010 4:00am PDT
back to work. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more. tracy, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. traditionally labor day has been the day we celebrate american workers of the problem is, a lot of them, millions of them, are not working. president obama will deliver an increasingly difficult message urging them to hang on. this afternoon president obama spends labor day with union leaders in milwaukee. union leaders say what has traditionally been a day of celebration has become a day of frustration for many. >> 11 million people out of work, i have less to be thankful for than those on wall street doing quite well. >> reporter: unemployment creeped up to 9.6%. jobs are being created but not nearly fast enough to ploy the millions left jobless in this recession. today and in cleveland on wednesday, the president will talk about the slow recovery and urge congress to approve $100 billion in tax breaks for small businesses. >> that's really what the bottom line is, small businesses are the engine of growth. government doesn't create the jobs. all we do is help train people
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Sep 14, 2010 4:00am PDT
elections, it could reach a boiling point. nbc's tracie potts joins us live now from capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: it is clear the battle lines are drawn despite what we saw yesterday may have been a hint of compromise between republicans and the democratic party. republican john boehner hinting he might support president obama's plan to extend tax cuts only forethose who make up to $250,000. not for people who make more than that. but the republican party, other member, came back and made it very clear that they want these bush tax cuts extended for everyone, including the so-called wealthy, because they say those are the job creators in our society. jobs that right now are so desperately needed. interestingly, it's not a completely partisan fight, because at least three democrats agree that these cuts should be extended for everyone until the economy is on better footing. so we're looking at two deadlines coming up. first of all, the cuts expiring by the end of the year and, also, the effect of this election coming up in just a few weeks in november. lynn? >> absolutely. tr
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Sep 15, 2010 4:30am PDT
no evidence of anyone calling and reporting gas. >>> survivors tell us they are grateful to be alive but have not yet come to grips with the traumatic incident. for the first time yesterday people who lost everything got a chance to sift through the ashes of their homes. wearing white safety suits, they searched for mementos that would remind them of the life they had before the blast. neighbors searched the rubble and betty and her husband packed up keepsakes. eight months pregnant, betty grabbed her kids and ran to safety last week. she said her children are still afraid. >> sometimes it's heart-breaking because my 3-year-old keeps on praying for our safety every night. she said if i don't pray for our safety, the fire might come back. >> things will not begin to see normal for the kids for some time. their house is still standing, but badly damaged. many victims say the neighborhood will never feel the same and some say they are afraid to rebuild. >>> and we have continuing coverage of the san bruno explosion on nbcbayarea.com, including links to more than an hour's worth of dispatch calls
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Sep 15, 2010 5:00am PDT
morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> and i'm brent cannon. the time now is straight up 5:00. >> time to get to rob with a look at our forecast for today. >> good morning to you. we have low clouds, even misty skies in parts of the bay area. san jose just main ly the low clouds. 58 degrees, northwest wind at 6. breakfast time everybody stuck with low clouds and they'll hang out on the coastline. san francisco about 65 today. 70 in oakland, 78 in san jose. big changes, though, showing up in your seven-day forecast. a look at that in a few minutes. with a look at your morning drive, here's mike. >> you showed a beautiful shot of downtown san jose. very little traffic downtown itself. getting there, we do have an incident northbound 101. we have a lot of construction going on. continuing for that repaving project on the capital expressway offramp. it's closed until 6:00 a.m. use tully road as your alternate until that's picked up at 6:00. keep that in mind. we have no major slowing throughout the southbound freeways. i'll show you sinole coming up. >>> cal graduate sarah
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Sep 29, 2010 4:00am PDT
this country fall backwards because of rest of us didn't care enough to fight. >> reporter: in interviews he's even tougher. the president told "rolling stone" the democrats "sitting on their hands complaining are irresponsible." republicans and even some democrats say beating up the base may backfire. >> out there trying to terrify them, and put all of these scare tactics out there and hope that the fear will drive them to the polls. >> reporter: mr. obama's on a four-day swing to drum up support amid a faltering economy. >> i don't think there's one specific sector to put the blame on. >> reporter: nearly one therpd of american dos. in a new poll, the percentage who blame mr. obama for america's economic growth has almost doubled since january. consumed by the tea party, republicans say they've got momentum. >> not there on the democrat side as much as the republican side. >> reporter: expect more heated rhetoric as president obama rallies in iowa and virginia today. and if this president can't get it done with a tough love message, perhaps another president can. i in our nbc/"wall street
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Sep 30, 2010 4:30am PDT
. experts believe the type of planes used are consistent with planes used looking for illegal marijuana fields and grow houses. >> now the country is looking at the november ballot initiative to look at cannibis for medical use. noisy planes overhead may be the publicly funded war on grows marijuana. they called the drug enforcement agency in oakland to confirm if the feds are engaged in anti-pot operations. a spokesperson said he cannot comment on ongoing investigations, but those campaigns need to control and tax cannibis will. >> i respect the fact that they cannot comment on ongoing investigations, but it makes it difficult to hold them accountable for how they are spending resources. >>> we will give you another update on the roadways. highway 4 at hercules where things are moving, but something is going on with the map. let's see if it gives the update. you see the accident across the water. it's not working. something happened. we will have to smack that computer. sigalert westbound highway flechb still in place. it's available off of interstate 80 from fairgrounds to highway 29.
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Sep 15, 2010 4:00am PDT
night, the gop establishment was once again upended by the tea party. tracie potts joins us now from capitol hill with more. tra an interesting evening. >> reporter: in new hampshire still counting votes in the republican senate primary there. as of now we und that kelly ayot is about 1,000 points ahead but the vote countying continues there. as you said, this is the year of the tea party. they seem to be upsetting some party favorites. >> don't ever underestimate the power of we the people. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the tea party favorite who republicans said couldn't be elected dog catcher won the party's senate nomination in delaware, and in new york, political newcomer paladino overcame the 40-point lead to become the republican candidate for governor. >> if we've learned anything tonight, it's that new yorkers are as mad as hell. >> reporter: he'll take on democrat andrew cuomo. also in new york, 40-year-old charlie rangel beat the democrat and a dozen ethics charges for his bid to stay in washington. >> no matter what they say, i go back to washington stronger than e
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Sep 10, 2010 4:00am PDT
that was seized by pirates off the coast of somalia is free this morning, after being rescued by the u.s. marines. navy officials say the marines seized control of the vessel and captured the alleged pirates without firing a single shot. no one was hurt, partly because the crew had managed to kill the ship's engines before locking themselves in a panic room-style chamber. >>> a new gallop ranking says the united states is fifth most generous country on earth. >>> the dow opens at 10,015 after gaining, the nasdaq rose 7. in overseas, in tokyo nikkei claimed 140 points, in hong kong the hang scene up 90. >>> with wall street still looking for a momentum of its own, stocks rose thursday, thanks to upbeat data that lifted hopes that the economic recovery may be resuming. early on the s&p 500 touched a one-month high after data showed new claims for unemployment insurance fell to their lowest level in two months last week. trading was also fueled by data showing the u.s. trade deficit narrowed sharply in july, reflecting big gains in sales of u.s.-made airplanes and other manufactured goods while impo
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Sep 1, 2010 4:00am PDT
declares an end to the u.s. combat role in iraq after seven long years. >>> will it hit or will it miss? the east coast gets ready for hurricane earl. and sink or swim. a pool turns into a parking spot and sink or swim. a pool turns into a parking spot for one car in florida. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> this is "early today" for wednesday, september 1, 2010. >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with turning the page. president obama addressed the nation from the oval office last night, putting an official end to the united states combat role in iraq. the president thanked americans for paying a, quote, huge price during the seven-year war saying it's time to move forward without closing the book on the future of iraq. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with more. tracy, good morning >> reporter: lynn, good morning. with the military operations in iraq behind us, president obama said last night that looking forward, the next big mission is right here at home. >> the ame
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Sep 13, 2010 4:30am PDT
. >> good morning. it's 4:30 on monday, september 13th. thank you for waking up with us. let's get right to rob with an early look at the forecast. good morning, rob. >> good morning, scott. we have a good start at 59 degrees and patchy low clouds and a little bit of a sea breeze and a couple of things we will be watching and areas of mist along the coast and out by berkeley and oakland. temperatures should be climbing comfortably in the mid- to upper 70s towards the trivalley. 50s across the board and lunchtime should see 70s and a pleasant day, but mild by september standards as we head towards the middle part of the week. out towards livermore, warming up as we approach the weekend. >> thank you. building up in the east bay already. >> there is already one trouble spot. look at 880 past the coliseum. the headlights just as they come back high street. you can see the bright lights and that's where they have construction until 5:00 a.m. the northbound side moving smoothly and that is your smut. it's early for 880. highway 4 will take you to the maps where there is construction. stretchi
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Sep 21, 2010 4:30am PDT
. >>> it is world alzheimer's day. a new report suggests that the u.s. is in a massive denial about the impact the disease is having and will have on the aging population. more than 35 million people around the world have some form of dementia. cost to care for them are expected to double in the next 20 years. tracie potts has new information on what advocates say needs to be done to deal with that. >> do you know what kind of flower this is? >> no. >> a petunia. >> alzheimer's oppenheimers is a form of dementia. the group alzheimer's reports that dementia will cost $604 billion worldwide. >> over the next 40 years, it will be $20 trillion to care for people with alzheimer's without investing in research to change the course of the disease. >> with millions of baby boomers at risk, the u.s. needs a national plan like france or austria or england. today they are bringing 100,000 signatures to capitol hill, begging to make alzheimer's a national priority. >> we need more research and need a plan for alzheimer's to see the changes occur for the people who would otherwise suffer from the disease i
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Sep 28, 2010 4:00am PDT
states to sell his plan to fix the economy. tracie potts is in washington, d.c. live with us this morning with the latest. good morning to you, tracie. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. you will see the president's events take on a distinct campaign-like feel. two goals swinging through several states. first of all, to energize young voters, and as you said, sell his economic recovery plan. it's a plan that now includes a new $30 billion fund for small businesses. he signed that into law yesterday. the idea is to provide them more money so these businesses can expand, and hopefully hire more workers and affect the low jobless rate in this country. this is a message he'll take to albuquerque, new mexico, today, as president obama continues with the white house called a series of backyard meetings with voters. something that worked in his campaign that he's hoping will work in this election as well. and then later tonight, a big rally at the university of wisconsin to draw those young voters. as we get closer to this election, more criticism from democrats, from the white house on republ
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